New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
2014 | 20:00
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Set in East Berlin in 1977, this short experimental documentary interviews the Dadaist Artist Hannah Höch as she reflects upon her experiences living and work-ing during part of the 1920's in Berlin. Hoch compares the socio- political land-scape...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, environment, landscape

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1933. Berlin. The last year of the Wiemar Republic. Through the lense of her personal'home movies,' Leni Refensthal records a day in her life with a young Eva Braun

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Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, history, lgbtq, performance

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Shot like a silent film from the 1920s, Frida & Anita is a political fantasy, intersecting the lives of two queer radicals--Frida Kahlo and Anita Berber-- who happen to meet one faithful Berlin night in 1924 at the infamous La Garcon...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, camp, experimental film, lgbtq, sexuality

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The Surface Tension Trilogy is comprised of three experimental videos tracking the rise and fall of the Weimar Era in Berlin through the perspectives of Frida Kahlo & Anita Berber, Hannah Hoch, and Leni Riefenstahl & Eva Braun, each of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: art history, camp, lgbtq, performance, sexuality

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Primate Cinema: Apes as Family is a drama made expressly for chimpanzees – and the chimps' reaction to its screening at the Edinburgh Zoo. Chimpanzees watch television as a form of enrichment in captivity. But no filmmaker had made a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, conceptual art, documentary, film or videomaking, humor, nature, science

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Pulling Up Roots is the emotional journey of a woman who is navigating the tenuous strain between the past and the future.

Filmed in an abandoned housing project in Western Ireland, she uproots exotic plants and flowers, as one...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: aging, gender, magic

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Obscure signs portend a looming, indecipherable slump. An oracular decoding of the landscape.

Made in collaboration with composer Olivia Block, and by invitation of the Chicago Film...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: found footage

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"Fusco revives and embodies the chimpanzee animal psychologist Dr. Zira from the original Planet of the Apes films of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In her Skyped-in introduction, esteemed feminist theorist and technoscience philosopher Donna...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, art criticism, language, media analysis, remake

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Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth installment of the Transformers movie franchise directed by Michael Bay, was released June 27 2014. But for months ahead of the release, on YouTube one could already access an immense trove of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: consumer culture, documentary, found footage, media analysis, technology